Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Life in Pics! (Lots of food)

I normally try to do a recap of the week in photos, but here are some pictures that go beyond the past week. I'm playing catch-up!

Which reminds me of Uma Thurman's joke on Pulp Fiction.

Papa tomato, Mama tomato, and Baby Tomato.  Baby tomato starts lagging behind, and Papa tomato gets really angry. Goes back and squishes him. And says, "Ketchup". 

I don't know. I loved that movie. 

Which is why I was Uma for Halloween last year.

On Sunday, MF and I went hiking at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation with Oscar.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Creme Brulee!

During one of our lunch dates, this little Italian place my husband and I like for their brick-oven pizza ran out of creme brulee. I do love me some creme brulee, but no big deal, right?

Well, I guess it motivated my husband to try making it at home. He surprised me that evening with what I thought was a tasty rendition of the classic French dessert.  As Larry David would say: 
image via tumblr
Actually, it was REALLY good.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

March Madness

My good friend Thuy is getting married next weekend in New Orleans! I've known that little spitfire ever since I worked FOR her at a production internship in LA way back when...nearly 10 years ago?

Her bachelorette was in March, and she had no idea what we were doing for it. When the bridesmaids pulled up to pick me up from LAX (with a bag of Del Taco-how great are they!), Thuy asked if she needed her passport! Poor thing thought we were getting on a flight to some exotic destination. 

Then I opened the trunk. No wonder she thought that we were going away. This is a pic after the airport and a Costco run.  But look at all that luggage!!  We actually just rented a house locally for the weekend, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the way the girls packed. Every nook and cranny of that SUV was filled- I even had pickle jars and wine bottles at my feet.

We had debated between a house near Hollywood or Malibu.  Although the Malibu options were a bit more classy, we didn't think the hike in price was worth the location since it was still cold.  We wouldn't even be able to hang out at the beach! So we focused on a place that had enough space for all the girls. AND a heated pool on the property. 

Ha!  Well, the joke was on us.  Because the pool didn't get warm enough by the time of our arrival (or throughout the weekend). We did use the jacuzzi. As for the space, it turned out that most of us Asians like sleeping huddled on the floor in one room even though there were five bedrooms. Go figure.